Undergraduate Student Handbooks

Welcome, from the Executive Dean of EPS

As Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Aston University I am delighted to welcome you for the new academic year. The College has a vibrant, creative and innovative curriculum and I hope that you engage with the many additional opportunities that we are able to offer, both through the school and through engagement with the Student Union.

We aspire to create the very best graduates that are successful in gaining graduate jobs across a broad range of industrial sectors. The more you engage with opportunities available to you through the College and elsewhere, the more impressive your CV will be when you come to look for jobs. This applies especially to choosing a placement year as part of your degree, giving you a year's work experience and putting you ahead of the game at graduation. 

There is a national shortage of STEM graduates so choosing to study an Engineering or Physical Science course at Aston will allow you to develop your skills and experience for an exciting and challenging career. I wish you a successful time with us where your engagement and hard work on the course fits you for a bright future.

Professor Sarah Hainsworth

To ensure your success whilst studying at Aston this student handbook has been devised to provide you with a comprehensive guide, that should address the majority of your queries related to your degree programme.

The handbook covers the following areas, and should be the place you first look at when needing additional information:

1: Student support

2: Communication Channels

3: Attendance

4: Student voice

5: Your learning Environment

6: Assessment

7: Your future career

If you are looking for advice and guidance with your studies OR experiencing any problems with your course, there are several people based in your School that you can talk to.

The Handbook is set out in the following areas of interest, or you can use the quick reference index below:

   ACADEMIC SUPPORT                     ADMIN ICON                        ASSESSMENT ICON     

      Academic support                      Administrative matters             Assessment, coursework & exams

   health and safety icon                     IT ICON                        PLACEMENT ICON

EAS Health and Safety Booklet         MAP, Blackboard & IT                               Placements

    PROGRAMME DELIVERY ICON                     PROGRAMME INFO ICON                         SERVICES ICON

       Programme delivery          Programme and module information            University services

                                                              POSTGRAD ICON  

                                                 EAS postgraduate study opportunities 

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